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Top Catering Company!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Top Caterer Recognition! 
Divadish is working her magic in the NorthEast Metro Area, I have been voted The Top #3 Catering Company in The Andover Area. Bragging rights are given to my company by Thumbtack Professional Web Site .

Click on the link and read more.  http://thumbtack.com/mn/andover/catering

Many Thanks, from Divadish Kitchens & Catering.

Chef Gianna E. Ianos Owner & Chef.

Continue reading ...
 

Beef Stew!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Winter Meals 


Beef Stew

The cold brings out the best soups and stews season...Brrrrrrr! My beef stew is delicious full of flavor and low in calories. Can't beat that with a stick...

I usually use beef chuck roast and cut it up myself because buying stew meat costs more because of the convenience of it being cut up. 

Ingredients:
Yukon Gold Potatoes 1 to 2 lbs peeled and quartered
Celery 1 pkg. washed and quarter. ( Do not use the ends or the leaves in stew it will sour it.)
Carrots ( Pre- Boil ) so they are 1/2 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Hormone Meats??

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 21, 2014, In : Hormone meats 


Veal Cutlet W/ Seasoned Steamed Broccoli

Hormone -Free Free Range meats are the best tasting meats to purchase when you are looking for your own tables.
What's the difference? Here are just a few to stick in your mouths and chew on for awhile, or maybe not?

  • Chemicals in animals to fatten them up quicker a toxic to them and Us
  • Bht's, Grain fatteners, Locked feeding stations are all forms of inhumane animal holding and atrophies the animals large muscle masses making them release more glucose and o...

Continue reading ...
 

Baby Boomers defy Aging?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 7, 2014, In : Baby Boomers 


Caraway /Rye Bread

Were you born between 1945 and 1965? if so you are one of 77 Million Americans we call The Baby Boomer Generation.
We are one of the largest group of built strong adults who are defying all the age restrictions that other generations before us couldn't! How? well let me tell you.

The following information is from a article that was written in my local paper East Side Review, in the 
GETTING BETTER WITH AGE BOOMERS & BEYOND


Here are some tips to stay healthy and active well beyon...

Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day Soup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, May 9, 2014, In : Mother's Day! 


Potato Bacon Soup

What no flowers? How dare you, well in my family we give food as a thoughtful gift. 
Flowers are nice but food is always welcomed, especially if I do not have to cook it:)

My Mother always Loved food gifts, and still does especially since she is in a Nursing Care Home, there food it somewhere between Icky & yucky...:( but they call it nourishment, I can't repeat what I call it!

So my picture is for all the Mother's out there who would like to receive a delicious bowl of soup or ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sweet Truth's?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 7, 2013, In : Myth's about eating? 


Cheeses cake Mini's?


Divadish has always cooked Heart Healthy foods that supports the Mayo Clinic Eating Lifestyle .Eating this way eliminates the so called myths to what you can eat on many diets.

These myth's are for Diabetes and information is from Dr. Brulinda Narario, MD.

Here is a short list of some of those myths that are out there:

Myth 1.You need to give up starchy foods and sweets.
Most of the time you want to eat the whole grains, veggetables, lean meats or beans. But occasionaly you ma...

Continue reading ...
 

Small Business Saturday, Buy Now and Always!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 30, 2013, In : Buy Local, Stay Local 
Small Business Saturday is a growing Green Roots project that is spreading like a Wildfire, we small business owners make up for over 50% of business, ideas, products, employment, and just plain hard work that it takes to spring board any self employed business. You need the stamina, family, friends, $$$ and a good enough product to launch anytime. We will not all be famous, or millionaires, far from it! What we will be is Happy, Productive, and Independent, those possessions are PRICELESS. S...
Continue reading ...
 

Diva's Apple Pie!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : Real Apple Pie 


New York Apple Pie!

What makes delicious apple pie? of course the apples along with the right mix of spices added to apple mixture.

I have tasted countless apple pie slices from here to Tim Buck Too, and let me tell you all truthfully they are dry and flavorless. Then that thing with adding a slice of cheddar to it?! What the Heck is that all about? it's not a Hamburger! The apple pie slice should be a combination of tart and sweet with the just the right amount of each. Adding the right spices...

Continue reading ...
 

Party Popcorn!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Snacks 
POPCORN ,POPCORN OVER HERE POPCORN FOR SALE!


Remember the Carnival's when you were a kid? or how about the ballgames, there was always  someone hollering Popcorn Popcorn for Sale over here, get it while I got it.

Now my Dad was a huge popcorn fan more so than the game that was playing right in front of him. My husband was the same kind, he use to  buy it by the lb!. All buttered and salted up and his butt in his favorite chair and he was in 7th Heaven.

So with all the baseball fans out there wai...
Continue reading ...
 

Sweet's for your Sweetheart!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 9, 2013, In : Valentines Sweets 

Divadish kitchens & Catering offers all organic and low sugar sweets. they taste better are less calories and you and your body will thank you!

The one pictured above is a chocolate/'raspberry cake with a almond chocolate icing. Moist, fudgey and just plain delicious.

Each cake serves (15) nice size servings @ 145 calories each. Wow, cake that tastes good, is less calories and I can really enjoy without the guilt. Sign Me up Please....!

Place your orders early for Valentines Day, please allow 24...
Continue reading ...
 

Shrimp Stir Fry Dinner!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Healthy Stir Fry 


                                                                          Shrimp Stir fry Dinner


I totally Love stir fry's but only from my kitchens. Why!? because when you order this meal out it is usually loaded with MSG, Fats, and Hydrogenated oils. This can add so many calories to your meal and a load of salt to your system.


 How does this happen, well the cooking process is not done like it is in a Personal Chef's Kitchen and their restaurant recipes are not geared towards a Heart Healthy ...
Continue reading ...
 

A Good Breakfast!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 16, 2012, In : What is your Breakfast? 

What is a good breakfast for you? Is it a quick cup of coffee and a bolt out the door?
Or is it a sweet jelly doughnut and a cup of coffee?
How about one of those 5 hour energy drinks and you are good to go?

All of these above mentioned choices are a recipe for disease if kept up for long periods of time.

Being a Chef has allowed me into a lot peoples lives and kitchens some are very good about their own care and eating Lifestyle others are not.

Eating good food as a Lifestyle will help you and yo...
Continue reading ...
 

Easy & Quick Salad Recipe

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Salad Recipe 

Asparagus & Cranberry Salad

Recipe by Chef Gianna

Ingredients:
4 washed portabello mushrooms sliced thin
4 washed spears of asparagus chopped in 1/4 slices
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of diced onion
 2-3 cups washed spinach or Romain lettuce

Dressing:
1/4 tsp. of ground dry mustard
3 tbsps. of red wine vinegar
1tsp. of sugar
dash of sea salt
3tbsps.of olive oil
Put the above in glass jar with lid and shake till blended.
Taste mixture to make sure it has enough tart sweet taste, if not add more of ...

Continue reading ...
 

Fried Ravioli!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Fried Ravoili 

Fried Ravioli

I LOVE doing fun new things with food. No it is Not State Fair time but it could be @ Divadish Kitchens.

Boil them till cooked 5-8 minutes till they float to surface and this indicates they are done.

These beauties are Spinach & Feta and pan fired in Olive Oil and are delicious.

Then layer them in a 9x13 pan grate each layer with Parmesan Cheese and broil for app. 3-4 minutes till lightly brown.
Serve with a green salad, preferably with Italian or Greek dressing.

This extra process m...

Continue reading ...
 

Raspberry Chocolate Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : chocolate & raspberry cake recipe 

Raspberry Chocolate Cake
I have always Loved Sweets, even as a kid growing up in New York I would do errands for my neighbors so I could earn extra money to buy a bag of candy @ that time for 5 Cents!
Or when I started my own grocery shopping business earning me a weekly 50 Cents per week so I could indulge my Ice Cream Addiction!
Then there was of course the Raspberry filled Jelly Doughnuts made @ my favorite Italian Bakery.
My list of sweet favorites are endless and that has continued even no...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Avocado Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Chicken Avocado Sandwich 

Chicken Avocado Flat Bread Sandwich
By
Chef Gianna
Creating something delicious from scratch each and every day is a Wonderful Gift to be given.

That is exactly what I do every time I step into my kitchen. I just Love to create new Food groupings, new tastes, new combinations of seasonings and then pairing it all up together.
The result is one like is pictured above.

Let me give you my recipe for a mouth -watering Chicken Avocado sandwich that is sure to please even the pickiest person in your fam...

Continue reading ...
 

Apple Cake!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Healthy Apple Cake 


                                                                 "APPLE CAKE"
Recipe by Chef Gianna
Created in Divadish Kitchens


Ingredients:
1 medium sized Honey Crisp Apple ( diced )
1/2 tsp. of ginger
1/4 cup of Greeks Honey God's Yogurt
(1) basic White Cake Recipe ( I prefer using one with a Angel Food consistency)

Directions:
Put diced apple and 1/4 tsp. ginger into glass measuring cup
Add enough water to cover apples and microwave them for app. 1 min. on 50% power till they are soft.
Drain and add...
Continue reading ...
 

Vegetable Soup

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : Soup's On @ Divadish 
Divadish & Chef Gianna love, the Farmers Markets. Fall vegetables are still in abundance and there are so many wonderful choices.

The picture here is just one thing you can make from a good red sauce, and fresh market vegetables.
My freezer would not be Happy if it does not have at least (6-10 ) quarts of soup frozen and waiting to be pulled out for any accompaniment to a meal or as the whole meal, of course with my crusty bread & butter.

This soup has a new little twist added to it, m...
Continue reading ...
 

Back to School -Back to School!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 28, 2011, In : School Specials! 
School shopping Ugh!!!!

Talk about hard work, I remember when my daughter was going through all that, from ages 5-10 they are perfect little Oh I love it Mommy, the comes the terrible tweens and it is oh No I'm not wearing that!

How do you manage to hold on to your sanity!?

I am offering a BACK-TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!!!   25% off any one item on my menus. 
Cannot be combined with other offers and has no monetary value. One per household. 
Coupon expires 9/30/2011

I hope this helps with holding...
Continue reading ...
 

# SUNFLOWER POWER #

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 30, 2011, In : Flower Power! 
It is so beautiful to see this magnificent flower open itself to the sun everyday.
As the sun moves through my yard this flowers head turns gladly to follow it namesake, The Sun!

Warm, soft,full of color and grace this tall gracious flower is like a beacon to the world in it's simple and outstanding beauty. It says behold I am The Sunflower gaze upon my face and you will receive  inner peace.

I love my gardens they truly hold the power of peace and tranquility for me and calm my spirit ...
Continue reading ...
 

Spring Salads #42

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : My favorite Salads 
Spring. Spring> Spring! Robins, Budding leaves on trees, warmer weather!

I have a new category to add to the above list.

Spring Salads:

One of Divadish's favorites is Potato Salad.

My family recipe is unique and very tasty, the first bite will be a small explosion of Yum in your mouth.
Potato salad is one of those first salads of the season you start to crave when the weather gets above 40+

It is like Mother Nature, should we put on a jacket, wear shorts, or a T'shirt today, you know ...

Continue reading ...
 

Self-Help YOU!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Questions & Answers 

Self-Help #40

Finding our answers to perplexing questions, or doubts is only a click away!

With that said you also have to realize that with all that information out there on the World-Wide Web, you still have to decipher it and understand it too.

So here is my advice, go to sites that have documented studies, and explain the most common causes or problems from ailments, medications, weight-loss, food alergyies etc.


One that I have found to be very helpful is Mayo- Clinic web...

Continue reading ...
 

Lips #22

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Kiss, Love, Lover 

Lips #22

                                                                            Pout, Potty, Pursed, Perfect Lips! 


What do your Lips say about you!?
Are they like the song by Rhee, Rhee, S&M,,, I like it, like it.!
Or are they more a sly suggestion?
Or are they Wet & Wild?
How have they been since you are accomplishing your Weight Goals?
Do you or others see them differently?
They are part of our Face, and are important to it and Us.
Do you have thin lips?
Full lips?
Define the...

Continue reading ...
 

Miss Divadish Teaches!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Cravings, we all have them! 
Postcards: Front side
Free recipes @ each class
                                                                                                    Free Drawings for Cookies & Cupcakes
                                                                                                    Bring a friend get a Free gift
                                                                                    Post this @ your work, school, gym or anywhere else people might be interested and when you sign up...

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Biggest loser#5

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : No Fridge Piggies 

We all hear the TV hype about how we all need to slim down to a reasonable size. 

Super-Size me is No longer in McDonald's commercials advertising.

Taco-Bell's is now pushing veggie taco's 

Arby's is back to pushing the BBQ everything hamburger

Domino's is limiting you to 256 pizza's deliveries.

Every commercial on TV is Food Gluttony.

We just don't stand a chance, we are consistently bombarded with it 24/7

So here is my common sense approach to the obvious over-eating they are forcing Us to watch....


Continue reading ...
 
 

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Top Catering Company!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Top Caterer Recognition! 
Divadish is working her magic in the NorthEast Metro Area, I have been voted The Top #3 Catering Company in The Andover Area. Bragging rights are given to my company by Thumbtack Professional Web Site .

Click on the link and read more.  http://thumbtack.com/mn/andover/catering

Many Thanks, from Divadish Kitchens & Catering.

Chef Gianna E. Ianos Owner & Chef.

Continue reading ...
 

Beef Stew!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Winter Meals 


Beef Stew

The cold brings out the best soups and stews season...Brrrrrrr! My beef stew is delicious full of flavor and low in calories. Can't beat that with a stick...

I usually use beef chuck roast and cut it up myself because buying stew meat costs more because of the convenience of it being cut up. 

Ingredients:
Yukon Gold Potatoes 1 to 2 lbs peeled and quartered
Celery 1 pkg. washed and quarter. ( Do not use the ends or the leaves in stew it will sour it.)
Carrots ( Pre- Boil ) so they are 1/2 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Hormone Meats??

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 21, 2014, In : Hormone meats 


Veal Cutlet W/ Seasoned Steamed Broccoli

Hormone -Free Free Range meats are the best tasting meats to purchase when you are looking for your own tables.
What's the difference? Here are just a few to stick in your mouths and chew on for awhile, or maybe not?

  • Chemicals in animals to fatten them up quicker a toxic to them and Us
  • Bht's, Grain fatteners, Locked feeding stations are all forms of inhumane animal holding and atrophies the animals large muscle masses making them release more glucose and o...

Continue reading ...
 

Baby Boomers defy Aging?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 7, 2014, In : Baby Boomers 


Caraway /Rye Bread

Were you born between 1945 and 1965? if so you are one of 77 Million Americans we call The Baby Boomer Generation.
We are one of the largest group of built strong adults who are defying all the age restrictions that other generations before us couldn't! How? well let me tell you.

The following information is from a article that was written in my local paper East Side Review, in the 
GETTING BETTER WITH AGE BOOMERS & BEYOND


Here are some tips to stay healthy and active well beyon...

Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day Soup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, May 9, 2014, In : Mother's Day! 


Potato Bacon Soup

What no flowers? How dare you, well in my family we give food as a thoughtful gift. 
Flowers are nice but food is always welcomed, especially if I do not have to cook it:)

My Mother always Loved food gifts, and still does especially since she is in a Nursing Care Home, there food it somewhere between Icky & yucky...:( but they call it nourishment, I can't repeat what I call it!

So my picture is for all the Mother's out there who would like to receive a delicious bowl of soup or ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sweet Truth's?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 7, 2013, In : Myth's about eating? 


Cheeses cake Mini's?


Divadish has always cooked Heart Healthy foods that supports the Mayo Clinic Eating Lifestyle .Eating this way eliminates the so called myths to what you can eat on many diets.

These myth's are for Diabetes and information is from Dr. Brulinda Narario, MD.

Here is a short list of some of those myths that are out there:

Myth 1.You need to give up starchy foods and sweets.
Most of the time you want to eat the whole grains, veggetables, lean meats or beans. But occasionaly you ma...

Continue reading ...
 

Small Business Saturday, Buy Now and Always!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 30, 2013, In : Buy Local, Stay Local 
Small Business Saturday is a growing Green Roots project that is spreading like a Wildfire, we small business owners make up for over 50% of business, ideas, products, employment, and just plain hard work that it takes to spring board any self employed business. You need the stamina, family, friends, $$$ and a good enough product to launch anytime. We will not all be famous, or millionaires, far from it! What we will be is Happy, Productive, and Independent, those possessions are PRICELESS. S...
Continue reading ...
 

Diva's Apple Pie!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : Real Apple Pie 


New York Apple Pie!

What makes delicious apple pie? of course the apples along with the right mix of spices added to apple mixture.

I have tasted countless apple pie slices from here to Tim Buck Too, and let me tell you all truthfully they are dry and flavorless. Then that thing with adding a slice of cheddar to it?! What the Heck is that all about? it's not a Hamburger! The apple pie slice should be a combination of tart and sweet with the just the right amount of each. Adding the right spices...

Continue reading ...
 

Party Popcorn!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Snacks 
POPCORN ,POPCORN OVER HERE POPCORN FOR SALE!


Remember the Carnival's when you were a kid? or how about the ballgames, there was always  someone hollering Popcorn Popcorn for Sale over here, get it while I got it.

Now my Dad was a huge popcorn fan more so than the game that was playing right in front of him. My husband was the same kind, he use to  buy it by the lb!. All buttered and salted up and his butt in his favorite chair and he was in 7th Heaven.

So with all the baseball fans out there wai...
Continue reading ...
 

Sweet's for your Sweetheart!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 9, 2013, In : Valentines Sweets 

Divadish kitchens & Catering offers all organic and low sugar sweets. they taste better are less calories and you and your body will thank you!

The one pictured above is a chocolate/'raspberry cake with a almond chocolate icing. Moist, fudgey and just plain delicious.

Each cake serves (15) nice size servings @ 145 calories each. Wow, cake that tastes good, is less calories and I can really enjoy without the guilt. Sign Me up Please....!

Place your orders early for Valentines Day, please allow 24...
Continue reading ...
 

Shrimp Stir Fry Dinner!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Healthy Stir Fry 


                                                                          Shrimp Stir fry Dinner


I totally Love stir fry's but only from my kitchens. Why!? because when you order this meal out it is usually loaded with MSG, Fats, and Hydrogenated oils. This can add so many calories to your meal and a load of salt to your system.


 How does this happen, well the cooking process is not done like it is in a Personal Chef's Kitchen and their restaurant recipes are not geared towards a Heart Healthy ...
Continue reading ...
 

A Good Breakfast!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 16, 2012, In : What is your Breakfast? 

What is a good breakfast for you? Is it a quick cup of coffee and a bolt out the door?
Or is it a sweet jelly doughnut and a cup of coffee?
How about one of those 5 hour energy drinks and you are good to go?

All of these above mentioned choices are a recipe for disease if kept up for long periods of time.

Being a Chef has allowed me into a lot peoples lives and kitchens some are very good about their own care and eating Lifestyle others are not.

Eating good food as a Lifestyle will help you and yo...
Continue reading ...
 

Easy & Quick Salad Recipe

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Salad Recipe 

Asparagus & Cranberry Salad

Recipe by Chef Gianna

Ingredients:
4 washed portabello mushrooms sliced thin
4 washed spears of asparagus chopped in 1/4 slices
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of diced onion
 2-3 cups washed spinach or Romain lettuce

Dressing:
1/4 tsp. of ground dry mustard
3 tbsps. of red wine vinegar
1tsp. of sugar
dash of sea salt
3tbsps.of olive oil
Put the above in glass jar with lid and shake till blended.
Taste mixture to make sure it has enough tart sweet taste, if not add more of ...

Continue reading ...
 

Fried Ravioli!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Fried Ravoili 

Fried Ravioli

I LOVE doing fun new things with food. No it is Not State Fair time but it could be @ Divadish Kitchens.

Boil them till cooked 5-8 minutes till they float to surface and this indicates they are done.

These beauties are Spinach & Feta and pan fired in Olive Oil and are delicious.

Then layer them in a 9x13 pan grate each layer with Parmesan Cheese and broil for app. 3-4 minutes till lightly brown.
Serve with a green salad, preferably with Italian or Greek dressing.

This extra process m...

Continue reading ...
 

Raspberry Chocolate Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : chocolate & raspberry cake recipe 

Raspberry Chocolate Cake
I have always Loved Sweets, even as a kid growing up in New York I would do errands for my neighbors so I could earn extra money to buy a bag of candy @ that time for 5 Cents!
Or when I started my own grocery shopping business earning me a weekly 50 Cents per week so I could indulge my Ice Cream Addiction!
Then there was of course the Raspberry filled Jelly Doughnuts made @ my favorite Italian Bakery.
My list of sweet favorites are endless and that has continued even no...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Avocado Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Chicken Avocado Sandwich 

Chicken Avocado Flat Bread Sandwich
By
Chef Gianna
Creating something delicious from scratch each and every day is a Wonderful Gift to be given.

That is exactly what I do every time I step into my kitchen. I just Love to create new Food groupings, new tastes, new combinations of seasonings and then pairing it all up together.
The result is one like is pictured above.

Let me give you my recipe for a mouth -watering Chicken Avocado sandwich that is sure to please even the pickiest person in your fam...

Continue reading ...
 

Apple Cake!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Healthy Apple Cake 


                                                                 "APPLE CAKE"
Recipe by Chef Gianna
Created in Divadish Kitchens


Ingredients:
1 medium sized Honey Crisp Apple ( diced )
1/2 tsp. of ginger
1/4 cup of Greeks Honey God's Yogurt
(1) basic White Cake Recipe ( I prefer using one with a Angel Food consistency)

Directions:
Put diced apple and 1/4 tsp. ginger into glass measuring cup
Add enough water to cover apples and microwave them for app. 1 min. on 50% power till they are soft.
Drain and add...
Continue reading ...
 

Vegetable Soup

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : Soup's On @ Divadish 
Divadish & Chef Gianna love, the Farmers Markets. Fall vegetables are still in abundance and there are so many wonderful choices.

The picture here is just one thing you can make from a good red sauce, and fresh market vegetables.
My freezer would not be Happy if it does not have at least (6-10 ) quarts of soup frozen and waiting to be pulled out for any accompaniment to a meal or as the whole meal, of course with my crusty bread & butter.

This soup has a new little twist added to it, m...
Continue reading ...
 

Back to School -Back to School!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 28, 2011, In : School Specials! 
School shopping Ugh!!!!

Talk about hard work, I remember when my daughter was going through all that, from ages 5-10 they are perfect little Oh I love it Mommy, the comes the terrible tweens and it is oh No I'm not wearing that!

How do you manage to hold on to your sanity!?

I am offering a BACK-TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!!!   25% off any one item on my menus. 
Cannot be combined with other offers and has no monetary value. One per household. 
Coupon expires 9/30/2011

I hope this helps with holding...
Continue reading ...
 

# SUNFLOWER POWER #

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 30, 2011, In : Flower Power! 
It is so beautiful to see this magnificent flower open itself to the sun everyday.
As the sun moves through my yard this flowers head turns gladly to follow it namesake, The Sun!

Warm, soft,full of color and grace this tall gracious flower is like a beacon to the world in it's simple and outstanding beauty. It says behold I am The Sunflower gaze upon my face and you will receive  inner peace.

I love my gardens they truly hold the power of peace and tranquility for me and calm my spirit ...
Continue reading ...
 

Spring Salads #42

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : My favorite Salads 
Spring. Spring> Spring! Robins, Budding leaves on trees, warmer weather!

I have a new category to add to the above list.

Spring Salads:

One of Divadish's favorites is Potato Salad.

My family recipe is unique and very tasty, the first bite will be a small explosion of Yum in your mouth.
Potato salad is one of those first salads of the season you start to crave when the weather gets above 40+

It is like Mother Nature, should we put on a jacket, wear shorts, or a T'shirt today, you know ...

Continue reading ...
 

Self-Help YOU!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Questions & Answers 

Self-Help #40

Finding our answers to perplexing questions, or doubts is only a click away!

With that said you also have to realize that with all that information out there on the World-Wide Web, you still have to decipher it and understand it too.

So here is my advice, go to sites that have documented studies, and explain the most common causes or problems from ailments, medications, weight-loss, food alergyies etc.


One that I have found to be very helpful is Mayo- Clinic web...

Continue reading ...
 

Lips #22

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Kiss, Love, Lover 

Lips #22

                                                                            Pout, Potty, Pursed, Perfect Lips! 


What do your Lips say about you!?
Are they like the song by Rhee, Rhee, S&M,,, I like it, like it.!
Or are they more a sly suggestion?
Or are they Wet & Wild?
How have they been since you are accomplishing your Weight Goals?
Do you or others see them differently?
They are part of our Face, and are important to it and Us.
Do you have thin lips?
Full lips?
Define the...

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Miss Divadish Teaches!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Cravings, we all have them! 
Postcards: Front side
Free recipes @ each class
                                                                                                    Free Drawings for Cookies & Cupcakes
                                                                                                    Bring a friend get a Free gift
                                                                                    Post this @ your work, school, gym or anywhere else people might be interested and when you sign up...

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Biggest loser#5

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : No Fridge Piggies 

We all hear the TV hype about how we all need to slim down to a reasonable size. 

Super-Size me is No longer in McDonald's commercials advertising.

Taco-Bell's is now pushing veggie taco's 

Arby's is back to pushing the BBQ everything hamburger

Domino's is limiting you to 256 pizza's deliveries.

Every commercial on TV is Food Gluttony.

We just don't stand a chance, we are consistently bombarded with it 24/7

So here is my common sense approach to the obvious over-eating they are forcing Us to watch....


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